Georgetown is a small suburb close to the CBD. It is a residential area that has good accessibility to local services such as transport, schools and shops.
Joseph Moate acquired land in the general area of Georgetown in 1853. Georgetown began as a residential area for workers from industries like the Copper Smelting Works (Goninans) located near by. By 1880, Georgetown was already described as a prosperous village. Goninans is still running today and the area is used mainly as an affordable residential suburb.
Sport and Recreation
Facilities Georgetown is located near Waratah Park, which is a large facility containing picnic and sporting areas. Schools There are no schools in Georgetown but the suburb borders Callaghan College, Waratah Campus.
Georgetown is well situated for pubic transport, as a number of bus routes frequent the area. The location of the suburb in relation to the CBD and Newcastle’s other large suburbs allows for easy transport.
Georgetown has a street of shops (Georgetown Road) linking to the Waratah commercial hub. This provides residents with mixed businesses.